Monthly Archives: September 2014

To lead or to follow?

On Friday, I traveled to Middleburg, VA to attend the Head of School installation in honor of my former administrator and mentor. It was a fantastic day for this a lovely event, and seeing my mentor take on this new … Continue reading

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What do we fear as leaders?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w77YZKMmG64&feature=player_detailpage What do we fear as leaders? Do we fear doing the right thing? Do we fear rejection by our team (if a leader) or colleagues? Do we fear the challenge of tackling curriculum, politics, adversity, mediocrity, etc.? According to … Continue reading

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The Monkey On Your Back

I have struggled some time with the idea of what was next for me professionally.  I had entertained the idea of getting my administrative certificate for some time and kept putting it off, oddly out of fear of change.  However, as … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Over the course of our lives there have been numerous people that have inspired us in various ways. They have inspired us to work harder, pursue our dreams, and to become better people. If we think about all of these people … Continue reading

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What will be in your suitcase?

Susan Cain has done some powerful research on how our traditional school setting is built for extroverts and often leaves introverts behind. She goes on to say how this can be an extremely dangerous thing, as we need our introverts … Continue reading

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Just thinking about Kotter…

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Putting the “Pal” back in Principal -By Emily Pytlik

As I’ve been reflecting about the possible changing role I’d have to acclimate myself to in becoming an administrator, I find myself most concerned about losing touch with those I’ll lead. The idea of a “No Office Day” struck a … Continue reading

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Followers: They’re not just sheep below the glass ceiling

Forbes published an article by Kathryn Dill today that reported statistics that should not be all that shocking. According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder “the vast majority of American workers do not, in fact, have their eyes on the … Continue reading

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Combating the Naysayers and the NoNos

How can an authentic leader, armed with the styles and born with the traits, motivate others to embrace their vision when there are so many “team” members that stand in their way?  After reading, Our Iceberg is Melting by John … Continue reading

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What Will Be Your “Space Jam”?

Last year, as I was researching some activities I could use with my SCA members, I came across this “pep talk” by Robby Novack, an elementary school student also known as “Kid President”. Watching the video again this year – this … Continue reading

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